Just a reminder... Rikti Incursion this weekend!

Just a reminder: the Vanguard believe that the Rikti will be engaging in yet another incursion into our world within the next few days.

Always keep in mind the following:

  • Warnings will be issued via your system channel, giving you ample time to prepare for the attack should one approach your area.

  • You will be given two warnings. The first will give you five minutes warning. The second warning will alert you that the Rikti have invaded. This alert will be followed by air raid sirens.

  • Be sure to check the skies when an invasion is imminent in your area as it will turn a sickly brownish color as the Rikti mothership approaches. Paragon City residents will also notice that the War Walls will power down.

  • If you do not wish to fight, then your best bet would be to seek shelter inside a building or under overpasses and parking garages. All civilians, including those deemed hostile, will be doing the same.

  • If you choose to fight, it is always suggested to do so as part of a team. Teamwork allows you to share the benefits of every Rikti enemy defeated.

  • Be sure to load up on as many endurance inspirations as possible before combat. While healers can heal your wounds in combat, they cannot restore the endurance that is spent in combat, and you will get tired fast using your powers for the fight.

  • Under UN General Orders, all hospitals are required to provide immediate medical assistance free of charge for any hero or villain involved in combat with the Rikti in that area. You will still have to work off any outstanding hospital debt, but you will not incur new debt during a Rikti incursion in that area.

  • Rikti bomb ships are heavily shielded and are not only impossible to bring down but can go through the protective shields of the War Walls in Paragon City. If you venture too close to one of the bomb ships, you will be attacked. This includes building ledges and high overpasses.

  • The Rikti use dimensional portals to drop not only bombs, but also teleport Rikti soldiers, automated drones, and scavenging Rikti monkeys.

  • Not all Rikti bombs detonate on impact. Some bombs are on a delayed timer that go off when they impact on the ground.

  • If you are near one such bomb, watch the color of the device. If the indicator light shows red, RUN AWAY as fast as you can! DO NOT attempt to disarm a bomb unless you are powerful enough to do so.

  • Vanguard will sound the all-clear once the Rikti mothership has cleared the area, but you will notice it first when the sky changes color back to normal. Those in Paragon City will also see the War Walls power up to full strength again.

Cyborg Super-Booster Packs Available!

For years cybernetic beings have been among us, either as modified humans or modified creatures. But their uniqueness has often been either bulky exoskeletons, cold mechanical limbs, or else hidden underneath a layer of skin. There’s no real merging of flesh and technology… either it’s visible and ugly, or it’s hidden.

Thanks to recent advances, though, the merging of tech and flesh to create a true cybernetic harmony is possible.

For a minor upgrade cost, all Paragon City heroes can upgrade to include cybernetic parts and abilities, including three special cybernetic emotes, four special combat auras (for those qualified for auras), and a unique power of self-destruct. Obviously this is a weapon of last-resort, but when engaged you also get to take out anyone within forty feet of you. (Don’t worry, there’s nothing that medical science can’t fix at either your local hospital or supergroup base.)

It should be pointed out that just like many other good things, the villains in the Rogue Isles have also managed to acquire this upgrade as well.

The upgrade cost is nominal when you consider that once the upgrade is made it can apply to ALL heroes (and villains) immediately… although the auras and cybernetic parts will require a trip to the nearest tailor.

So if you have a thing for the “Governator” look, click on the image below and upgrade your access.